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Postdoctoral Associate - EROL

Company: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details
Job Location
St. Louis - Saint Louis, MO
Position Type
Full Time
Education Level
Graduate Degree
Job Shift
Job Category
The Education Research and Outreach Lab at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has an opening for a 2-year full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The Education Research and Outreach Labprograms provide STEAM educational opportunities for teachers and students, in informal and formal environments and use research assessments within the programs to understand how a diverse range of students learn about STEM concepts. We are interested in a highly motivated individual to join our team as a post doctoral research associate to support our STEAM+Ag education projects including programming at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Food Ag and Nutrition Innovation Center in East St. Louis, IL. This position is not remote.
Role and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Assist with project management responsibilities for various Education Research and Outreach related projects
  • Lead data management tasks including e.g. collection, curation, analysis
  • Be lead author on one or more peer-reviewed papers per year, co-author on additional work, and co-PI on grants
  • Disseminate research results internally and at professional meetings
  • Work collaboratively as part of a diverse team
  • Assist with general lab activities (e.g. school visits, outreach events, tours, field trips)
  • Other duties as assigned Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
    • Expertise in technical scientific writing
    • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis
    • Demonstrate interest and experience in STEAM+Ag education and research
    • Able to organize, multitask their time efficiently and work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary and interactive research environment
    • Effective communication skills and ability to produce high-quality oral and written research products
    • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
    • Live the Danforth Center values: Collaboration, Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation, Integrity & Respect, Environmental Sustainability, and Stewardship Qualifications
      • Ed.D. OR Ph.D. in STEM Education Research or a life science discipline with significant education experience Submission:
        • Cover letter clearly describing career goals and experience with education
        • CV and sample publication
        • Contact information of three professional references
          About the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center:
          Founded in 1998, The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission to improve the human condition through plant science. Our focus is scientific research at the nexus of food, energy and the environment to improve the productivity and sustainability of agriculture. We assemble interactive teams of scientists and develop unique platforms to discover underlying principles about how plants work. We then convert that knowledge into useful crops and products, and partner with organizations that are best positioned to solve problems where they exist around the world. The Centers work is funded through competitive grants from many sources, including the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Energy, National Science Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
          The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center is proudly an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions at the Danforth Center are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It is our policy that the Danforth Center does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or national origin and status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities. As a federal contractor, the Danforth Center is required to comply with the 2021 Executive Order mandating full vaccination status of employees by December 8, 2021 unless the employee is legally entitled to an accommodation due to physical disability or sincerely held religious belief. If you need a reasonable accommodation to access the information provided on this web site, please contact Human Resources, at 314-587-1033 for further assistance.

Keywords: Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis , Postdoctoral Associate - EROL, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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